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Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

Music / Lyrics

Stephen Schwartz is probably best known in England for his score for Godspell. Other shows for which he wrote music and lyrics and which have been seen in the UK include Pippin, The Baker’s Wife, Children of Eden and Working. He co-wrote the English texts with Leonard Bernstein for Bernstein’s Mass. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s Enchanted, as well as the animated features Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Mr. Schwartz has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mr. Schwartz is artistic director of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild. A book about his career, Defying Gravity, has been released by Applause Books.

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